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Doctor insights on: Chance Of Breast Cancer Small Breasts

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Does the size of a breast increase its chances of having breast cancer?

Does the size of a breast increase its chances of having breast cancer?

No: Breast size doesn't affect risk for breast cancer. It is important to perform monthly breast self exam and be familiar with your own breasts. If you have larger and dense breasts, it can be more difficult to feel an abnormality but once you know your own breasts, it can be easier. ...Read more

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Will getting breast implants reduce the risk of breast cancer?

Will getting breast implants reduce the risk of breast cancer?

Not a major concern: There has never been shown to be a causal relationship between implants and breast cancer. In fact statistics show a lower incidence but this may be due to other factors. Breast implants may delay or interfere with the diagnosis of breast cancer but survival rates are not effected. A higher risk of an atypical lymphoma has been documented but is extremely rare. Sbe & special mammos are the rule! ...Read more

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Chances of developing breast cancer ovarian same time?

Chances of developing breast cancer ovarian same time?

Uncommon: Unless you have a familial form of breast cancer (brca1) ovarian and breast cancer do not usually occur at the same time. Even in brca patients they do not typically occur simultaneously, although that is possible. ...Read more

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Can a breast droop because of breast cancer?

Can a breast droop because of breast cancer?

PROBABLY not: Drooping- ptosis- is usually symmetric and in the older population- over 50. If drooping -one sided, mass effect, hardness, redness, nipple discharge, skin -nipple retraction or just does not feel like the other breast or is a distinct change show your doctor. ...Read more

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Can girls with big breast have high risk of breast cancer?

Can girls with big breast have high risk of breast cancer?

Not increased: Breast size doesn't correlate with cancer risk. There are plusses and minuses to big and to small. I hope you're happy with whatever size your genetics gave you, and that you'll maintain surveillance against breast cancer throughout your life. ...Read more

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Can small breast women have breast cancer detected easier?

Not necessarily: It may be easier to palpate a lump in a small breast because there is less tissue, however, some brest cancers are only found on mamogram. I would not use the fact that u have small breasts to forgo getting screening mamograms. ...Read more

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Benign breast disease and the risk of breast cancer?

Depends: Most benign breast findings do not lead to or cause breast cancer. Some breast tissue biopsies can show benign but possibly pre-cancerous cells, such as atypical ductal hyperplasia or lobular neoplasia (for example). You would need to discuss any breast biopsy results and their possible risks with your doctor. ...Read more

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Do fibrocystic breast changes increase my risk of breast cancer?

Do fibrocystic breast changes increase my risk of breast cancer?

No, fibrocystic breast changes don't increase your risk of breast cancer: Fibrocystic breast changes are common. Women with this noncancerous (benign) condition often have lumpy, nodular breasts and experience breast pain that varies throughout the menstrual cycle. Doctors don't know exactly what causes fibrocystic breast changes, but the condition is likely due to hormone changes during your menstrual cycle that affect breast tissue. Although fibrocystic breast changes don't increase your risk of breast cancer, having fibrocystic breasts may make it more difficult for you to feel a new breast lump or other abnormal change — such as a persistent breast lump that doesn't go away with your next menstrual cycle or thickening or firmness within lumpy breast tissue. It's important to become familiar with how your breasts normally feel so that you'll know when something just isn't right. If you detect something unusual, make an appointment with your doctor to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Can breast implants increase the chances of having breast cancer? My gma had breast cancer so its kinda in the family..

Can breast implants increase the chances of having breast cancer? My gma had breast cancer so its kinda in the family..

No: Breast implants don't increase your risk for developing breast cancer, but they do make it more difficult to feel a breast lump. They also might make it harder to see an abnormality on mammogram. A breast MRI might be necessary for you, but the radiologist who reads your mammograms will let you know. And you should still do self breast exams! ...Read more

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Are tender breasts a symptom of breast cancer?

Are tender breasts a symptom of breast cancer?

Pain not specific: Breast pain is not specific for breast cancer. Many time breast cancer is not painful at all. Breast pain could be indicative of almost anything - abscess, cyst, mastitis, muscle strain... See your doctor to be evaluated properly. ...Read more

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Do inverted nipples have a higher chance of breast sheet cancer?

Do inverted nipples have a higher chance of  breast sheet cancer?

Maybe: Inverted nipple or nipples may be long standing or of sudden onset. Those of sudden onset would be more worrying, especially if on one side. There are many benign causes of nipple inversion ( see http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/inverted_nipple). However, breast cancer can cause distortion of the breast tissue and lead to nipple inversion. Inversion, especially unilateral, should be checked by doc. ...Read more

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Can mastitis increase the risk of breast cancer?

Can mastitis increase the risk of breast cancer?

No : Inflammation of the breast does not increase risk for breast cancer. However, there is a distict type of a very agressive breast cancer that can present like inflammation- a.K.A- inflammatory breast cancer-which is presented with redness, swelling breast with thickening over the skin area over the breast. One has to be very careful enough and not to miss the inflammatory breast cancer. ...Read more

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Do breast implants really decrease your risk of breast cancer?

Do breast implants really decrease your risk of breast cancer?

No: There has been no concrete evidence that breast implants decrease your risk of developing breast cancer. Also, your risk of developing breast cancer is not reduced following breast reduction surgery. ...Read more

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What are the odds of getting endometrial cancer after breast cancer?

What are the odds of getting endometrial cancer after breast cancer?

Low, but...: Both of these diseases are common, may be related to estrogen in older women, and if they occur at the same time may warn of a cancer family syndrome though the link isn't classic. Neither causes the other. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can having fibrocystic breasts increase your chance of getting cancer?

Can having fibrocystic breasts increase your chance of getting cancer?

Not a disease: Fibrocystic changes refer to a spectrum of benign variations seen within breast tissue. It is not a "disease" and in and itself does not significantly impact risk (breast density and nodularity may impact the ability and siensitivity of screening however and mammographic density has been identified as a risk marker). ...Read more

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Chance of IVF leading to breast cancer?

Uncertain, but low: It's a great question that will remain open until the 'magic bullet' appears; but no good quality evidence exists to clearly support an association. I tell my patients that if an increased risk does exist, it's clearly very small and hard to prove. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

Occurs when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. Often curable if found early and treated effectively with surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy, or a combination thereof. Early detection before the malignancy becomes large enough to be felt depends on mammography/sonography and MRI imaging of the breast ...Read more


Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Most breast cancers are carcinomas. This is a type of breast cancer. These cancers start in the cells that line organs and tissues. In fact, breast cancers are often a type of carcinoma called adenocarcinoma, which starts in cells that make glands (glandular tissue). Breast adenocarcinomas start in the ducts (the milk ducts) or ...Read more